Crops engineered to stay green longer could produce more food for growing global population | Genetic Literacy Project

A team of Clemson University scientists has achieved a breakthrough in the genetics of senescence in cereal crops with the potential to dramatically
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What can CRISPR do for agriculture? Deep dive into crop gene editing’s sustainable future | Genetic Literacy Project

CRISPR is often thought of as “molecular scissors” used for precision breeding to cut DNA so that a certain trait can be removed, replaced, or edited, but
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New mini cucumber line launched

Canadian-based greenhouse grower NatureFresh™ Farms has launched a new line of mini cucumbers. The company says the ‘Unveiled Mini Cucumber’ offers extra crunch. They have a pale complexion…
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Avocado, coffee and citrus ‘threaten global food security’

A recent study, looking at 40 years of data, claims that Western appetites for foods like avocados, coffee and citrus fruit are threatening global food security.
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Monsanto’s GMO soybean ‘safe as conventional counterpart,’ EU expert panel confirms | Genetic Literacy Project

Following the submission of application …. from Monsanto (hereafter referred to as ‘the applicant’), the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the
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Hybrid corn boosts grain yields 89%, nitrogen use efficiency 73% over 70 years | Genetic Literacy Project

During the past 70 years, hybrid corn varieties have increased both yield and nitrogen use efficiency at nearly the same pace, largely by preserving leaf
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Japanese Geneticists Favor New Policies for Genome Editing Applications, Survey- Crop Biotech Update ( 7/10/2019 ) | ISAAA.org/KC

Japanese Geneticists Favor New Policies for Genome Editing Applications, Survey: Kyoto University School of Public Health and partners conducted a survey to find out the attitudes of geneticists on genome editing and its clinical a…
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Scientists Finally Record Successful Mitochondrial DNA Editing in Plants- Crop Biotech Update ( 7/10/2019 ) | ISAAA.org/KC

Scientists Finally Record Successful Mitochondrial DNA Editing in Plants: Researchers from the University of Tokyo were able to edit the mitochondrial DNA of the plant for the first time. The scientists turned their attentio…
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Genome Editing Could be Used to Engineer Resistance to Virus and Cold-induced Sweetening in Potato- Crop Biotech Update ( 7/10/2019 ) | ISAAA.org/KC

Genome Editing Could be Used to Engineer Resistance to Virus and Cold-induced Sweetening in Potato: Society and the legislative authorities are often cynical about the presence of transgene in GMOs however, more advanced plant breeding techniques lik…
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